There are so many words we could use to describe my gorgeous, intelligent, fun loving sister, and yet none of them seem to measure up. She could affect everyone around her so profoundly just by being herself. Anyone who has ever met her will be able to tell a story about how Rayel made them smile when they thought nothing could. She was a mother to everyone who needed it and a rocking best friend.
Rayel was finishing up her second year of nursing and was going to move to Kamloops in the fall. She was ready to take on life. She was going to nurse all over the world.
I believe that the entire world will feel the loss of Rayel MacDonald. She will always be the brightest star we see at night, and our sun during the day.
Her parents, Andrea and Dave, and her little sisters Olivia and myself, Rilla, would like to thank everyone for all the support we have received, and we would like to send all of our love to all of you, because we know that you are also keenly feeling the loss of Rayel.
When we all think back upon Rayel, we shouldn’t think about how she was tragically taken from us. We should think about all the smiles and laughter we shared with her, and about how safe and loved we felt with her around. Remember those feelings, and smile about them.
“The Beautiful Life of Rayel MacDonald”
will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28th at the WLSS Gym.
Donations may be made to the Rayel MacDonald Scholarship.
Thompson River University Foundation
900 McGill Road, Kamloops, B.C.